Lima Memorial Health System will be hosting a number of activities to celebrate National Hospital Week, May 12 – 18, 2019. Fourteen individuals will be especially recognized at a Great Care awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 15. These individuals were nominated by their peers for going the extra mile each and every day for patients and their families.
During the 28 years I have been a nurse, health care has evolved in many ways; but, the most influential is in the way health care is reimbursed for services. Historically, health care was reimbursed for each visit and for services rendered to the patient. Now, healthcare organizations are reimbursed on the quality of care delivered and on the patients’ satisfaction of care received. This is called value-based purchasing.
In my previous article, ‘Back Pain: Who’s to Blame?’, I went into depth about the lifestyle habits that lead to back pain and unique treatment options available to alleviate this nagging issue. In part two, we will move up the chain of the spine to the cervical, or neck region, as well as the head and discuss another area that commonly has issues - neck pain and headaches.